Confessions of Quirkiness

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  1. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    I was in the Bronx several years ago, about 6 a.m. My customer wasn't scheduled to be there for about another hour, so I was taking a nap in the cab while I waited. I woke up to two people having a loud, hateful argument about how the one ratted the other one out. I lifted my head to see it was one person having the argument, an older Native American woman...and they were pissed. It wasn't easy to get back to sleep after that.
     
  2. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Love ya CC buuuutt......... this is how Jeffery Dahmer got his start. ;)
     
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  3. Xelda

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    I remembered a quirk I had as a teenager. I didn't want my feet on the ground when cars passed by. I think it started after my dog got hit by a car. If I couldn't jump on the back of a parked car, I'd simply jump in the air. My sister and brother declared me defective, but it caught on with some of my friends.
     
  4. Runwildboys

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    As if you needed to declare yet another quirk to us!
    :grin:
     
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  5. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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  6. Xelda

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    Thank you, thank you. I'll shut up now.
    I knew you'd have something to say about it and you didn't disappoint.
     
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  7. percyhoward

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    On a regular basis, for decades. Instances too numerous to count, and it has become old hat.
     
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  8. Runwildboys

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    I guess one of my quirks is I don't like to see people get a hard time when they're doing their jobs.

    For instance, at Hooters just a couple of minutes ago, 4 guys sat down at a booth, and because the girl who had that table had just been cut, nobody realized at first that they weren't being helped. I pointed them out to the girls and one of them went over to the table.

    When she got there, one of the guys started snapping at her that she took too long, and they all got up to leave. As they were doing so, one of them said something about her manager, and pointed at me. I'm wearing a Cowboys polo shirt, and I guess he didn't see the logo at first.

    As they walked out the door, I got up and went over to them, explained what happened, and that it wasn't the girl's fault...and that I don't work here.

    That wasn't enough to get them to come back in, and one of them said, "I thought you were the manager, but you're a Cowboys fan.

    I said, "Damn right!"
    He said, "We're all Giants fans,"
    I replied, "Well, that explains your lack of patience."
     
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  9. CouchCoach

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    You are not alone, my brother, and if we haven't done it, we've thought about it. I look at normal, seemingly well adjusted people, and ask why.

    We've all got one shot at this, why be consumed with getting it right?
     
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  10. percyhoward

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    Almost no one cares, and certainly not enough will notice.

    But there's no reason not to get it right on occasion. Occasions that matter at the moment.
     
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  11. CouchCoach

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    I can live with occasionally.

    percy, my man, take it from a man that lives with regrets and recriminations, occasionally will do.
     
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  12. Praxit

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    ....coach, that's comic book imagination. Better hope yer kids inherited that from you, only way to survive in the world. And have a sense of humor to couple with it.

    As for my quirkiness, if you can call it that. Is I self dialogue a lot, when by myself. I carry a conversation aloud with a sub-personality. We all have them you know...;). It pisses or makes my wife mad when she comes downstairs and says, "I thought someone was here!". I kinda smile, apologetically.

    Ok here's the deal. My wife's sister is schizophrenic and she does that. So you can feel her fear, that I could be marked for the same path..lol. I tell her its ok, I'm in control.

    When I'm sitting in the potty or washing dishes. That's when the dialogues really get going.
     
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  13. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    You seem like good people.
     
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  14. Praxit

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    ..we are, there's 4 of us. ..;)...
     
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